The second annual Houston Latino Film Festival will be held March 23 to March 26 at Talento Bilingue de Houston theater located in the East End of the city as well as the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.
Films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the U.S. will be screened at the three-day long event.
Badges for the festival are $40 and will allow attendees to see all the movie screenings at the festival.
The featured films headlining the event include: “Dolores,” “The Suspended,” “Finding Oscar,” “The Man Who Saw Too Much,” “Family Life,” “Onyx,” “Santoalla,” “About Us,” “Ada for Mayor” and “Breadcrumbs.” There will also be an opportunity for the audience to talk to the directors of these films after their screenings.
The event will also feature 43 short films to be shown at six different showcases at both Talento Bilingue de Houston theater and the MATCH. The Houston Latino Film Festival was open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in the United States or abroad to submit these films.
There will also be live music from Gio Chamba and DJ Hiram at the opening party for the event March 23rd. The kick-off party will also feature photography exhibitions from Houston based photographers like Visual Contraband. The event will also feature filmmaking seminars and special events that pay homage to the diversity in Latino culture.
The Houston Latino Film Festival is a non-profit organization devoted to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture in the South Texas region through film and video, and recognizing the artists dedicated to independent filmmaking. The festival is organized by David Cortez, Pedro Rivas and Dave Cebrero, all of whom are UH alumni.